It’s real honest, and there are real moments of specific times and events and things like that, so I imagine for someone else they might just want to forget about it. I feel like now I’m at a place where I’m probably 95-percent moved on, and the songs are more about the fans now.
Below, we talk to the singer about lost loves, new digs, and the importance of staying truthful. I had been all over the world and done all these shows, but I had no idea what it was like to be a normal 27-year-old.
Rumor has it you thought about quitting music prior to writing this album. When I got signed, I was 23 years old, and from 23 to 27, all I’d done was tour. I felt like I needed a break, but I also felt weirdly disconnected from music. So I went and traveled and spent a lot of time at home and dated and did normal things, and it was great, but at the end of it, I started feeling numb.
“I think giving people the right to marry will be a huge movement in civil rights.” But now, Mraz is just trying to come to terms with his recent split.
“Two halves don’t make a whole,” he continued Tuesday about his breakup with Prettyman. In my relationship, I was giving myself away to make the relationship better, but in actuality, wasn’t doing better by doing that.
I became less of a man.” But just because they aren’t in a relationship doesn’t mean Mraz and Prettyman have cut each other out of their lives.
“We are still super friends, we go to yoga together, we surf together,” he said. We certainly want each of us to feel whole and complete.No wedding plans had been decided, primarily because the couple decided to wait to tie the knot until marriage was legal for everyone.“We can’t get married until [gay] marriage is legal and equal,” Mraz told Us Weekly in January.It’s also the project that’s allowed her to rediscover her love for songwriting.This Wednesday, January 23, Prettyman takes to the stage at SOh O Restaurant .All I ever wanted was to make real genuine music and pick situations that we all go through and word them in this way that makes us feel like we’re not alone.